It’s back-to-school time, which means that Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and senior ED officials are hitting the road once again for the Department’s annual back-to-school bus tour. This year’s tour, themed Strong Start, Bright Future, will run September 9-13 and includes visits to states throughout the Southwest with stops in the following cities:
- Santa, Fe, N.M.
- Albuquerque, N.M.
- Socorro, N.M.
- El Paso, Texas
- Columbus, N.M.
- Tucson, Ariz.
- Tempe, Ariz.
- Scottsdale, Ariz.
- Yuma, Ariz.
- Chula Vista, Calif.
Each stop will highlight the importance of ensuring that all students benefit from high-quality educational opportunities, including Preschool for All, college affordability, ConnectED, first-term education efforts, and comprehensive immigration reform’s impact on education.
This is the fourth back-to-school bus tour for Secretary Duncan. Last year, the Department’s tour took us coast to coast, in 2011, the tour rolled through the Midwest, and in 2010, Duncan and his team visited the South and the Northeast.
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Cameron Brenchley is director of digital strategy at the U.S. Department of Education